Definition of Hirudinean
1. Noun. Carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end.
Generic synonyms: Annelid, Annelid Worm, Segmented Worm
Group relationships: Class Hirudinea, Hirudinea
Specialized synonyms: Hirudo Medicinalis, Medicinal Leech, Horseleech
Derivative terms: Leech
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Literary usage of Hirudinean
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... the solution of some of the problems of hirudinean anatomy. After some remarks on external morphology, he takes up in succession the body cavity, ..."
2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"... from the other tubules, and its cells smaller. Lumbricus has a highly specialized funnel, while the stalk is a simple conducting tubule. The hirudinean ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1901)
"... found in primitive annelids may have continued after the establishment of the hirudinean type, and have progressed further in some forms than in others. ..."
4. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1880)
"... cells leads me to believe that the comparison of the series of hirudinean genera will be a very interesting one. ..."
5. Animal Parasites and Messmates by Beneden (Pierre Joseph) (1885)
"This is the hirudinean of which we have spoken above, which is allied transitionally to the trematoda. Together with the Hirudinidae, we find very small ..."
6. The Way with the Nerves: Letters to a Neurologist on Various Modern Nervous by Joseph Collins (1911)
"It is not alone the fact that my capacity for work has gone, but I am enthralled, enslaved, emasculated by this monstrous hirudinean that has worked its way ..."